The CULT sector of the Policy Department provides research for the Committee on Culture and Education.


The CULT Committee is responsible for:

1. the cultural aspects of the European Union, and in particular:

(a) improving the knowledge and dissemination of culture,

(b) the protection and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity,

(c) the conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, cultural exchanges and artistic creation;

2. the Union’s education policy, including the European higher education area, the promotion of the system of European schools and lifelong learning;

3. audiovisual policy and the cultural and educational aspects of the information society;

4. youth policy;

5. the development of a sports and leisure policy;

6. information and media policy;

7. cooperation with third countries in the areas of culture and education and relations with the relevant international organisations and institutions.